Seeking former Maori All Blacks/NZ Maori Team players

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The NZRU is on a mission to track down all the former Maori All Black/NZ Maori Team members of the past few decades. They have been able to locate most of them, but are still a few short.

Surname
Initials
Region Played For
Years they played
Ake B.W. Auckland
1987
Anderson C.R. Auckland
1955
Fenton D.R. Auckland
1957
Hansen A. Auckland
1974
Jones P.N. Auckland
1952
Kahu M. Auckland
1929,30
Kipa T.D. Auckland
1949-51
Lambert A.A. Auckland
1968
Macdonald A.J. Auckland
2005,07
McGrath C.E. Auckland
19,972,004
Maihi M.M. Auckland
1955,57,58
Rota D.T. Auckland
1969
Scott M.W. Auckland
1992,94,97
Tuhakaraina H.A. Auckland
1973
Waiariki H.J. Auckland
1959
Whiu H.K. Auckland
1976-78
Wiki H. Auckland
1979
Williams B.L. Auckland
2002,04
Williams D.R. Auckland
1987
Blake G. Bay of Plenty
1958
Gardiner J. Bay of Plenty
1946
George R. Bay of Plenty
1992,94
Jacob C.T. Bay of Plenty
1973
McLean A.D. Bay of Plenty
1988,90
Ormond W.W. Bay of Plenty
2003-05
Potae W.J. Bay of Plenty
Fmclean
Pryor K.F. Bay of Plenty
1993
Abraham J. Canterbury
1992
Flynn A.C. Canterbury
1998
Ford R.B. Canterbury
1998
Gibbons S.A. Canterbury
1978-80
Merito D. Canterbury
1968
Phillips H.W. Counties
1957
Tangira W. East Coast
1952
Taylor W.H. Golden Bay-Motueka
1949-50
Davis T.W. Hawke’s Bay
1969
Hapi P. Hawke’s Bay
1952
Kapua R. Hawke’s Bay
1957-58
Parahi G.K. Hawke’s Bay
1948-49,52
Smith T.A. Hawke’s Bay
1946-48
Jones G.L. Horowhenua
1960
Whiley B.L. Horowhenua
1976
Flavell D.M. King Country
1982
Hamilton A.R. King Country
1995
Katene T.* King Country
1950,52,57
Maniapoto H. King Country
1963
Marriner A.S. King Country
1969,70,75
Mathews D.H. King Country
1996
Watts R.A.M. King Country
1992
Tauroa E.Te R. Manawatu
1951
Triggs H.S. Manawatu
2007
Cooper N.W. Marlborough
1957
McDonald L. Mid Canterbury
1989
Williams P.C. Mid Canterbury
1976
Smith R.P. North Auckland
1965
Te Nana K.S. North Harbour
1999
Johnston W.B. Northland
1994
Paringatai J.W. Northland
2004,06
Brew N.J. Otago
2005-06
Bruce C.A. Otago
2006-07
Cooke P.J. Otago
1992-95
Crawford J.C.S. Otago
1975-76
Horton G.G.R. Otago
2007-08
Kawe T.N. Otago
1939,46
Kenny D.J.* Otago
1985,86,88
McDonnell J.M.* Otago
2000,03
Nicholas T.R. Otago
2002-04
Smith W.T. Otago
2003-04
Smylie C.B. Otago
2006-07
Sparks W.R. Otago
1957
Tangaere H.J. Otago
1973
Walker W.C. Otago
2002-03
Hiini C.W. Southland
1985
Jackson S.C. Southland
2002
MacDonald H.J. Southland
2004,08
Pokere S.T.* Southland
1981-83
Te Whare P.C. Southland
2006-07
Walker R. Southland
1957-58,61
West A.J. Southland
1939
Hoeata J.M.R.A. Taranaki
2007
Mahura W. Taranaki
1977
Martin H. Taranaki
1910
Paki Paki G.M. Taranaki
1971
Robins B.B. Taranaki
2003
Tito P.D. Taranaki
2000-01,03,05-06
Tui H.S. Taranaki
2007
May B. Tasman
2007-08
Douglas R. Thames Valley
1950
Waikato
2008
Heke L.R. Waikato
1986,88,90
Kelly G.N. Waikato
1992
Martin E.M. Waikato
1997
Warlow W.S. Waikato
1992,94
White D.R. Waikato
1956
Kapene C.R. Wairarapa-Bush
1983,86,88
Arthur Te R. Wellington
1980,83
Edwards M.R.W. Wellington
1999-2000
Filipo R.A.* Wellington
2005-06,08
Hepere S. Wellington
1949-51
Jacob R. Wellington
1946,48
Kenny H.W. Wellington
1948-49
Kiwha K. Wellington
1969
Love T.M. Wellington
1958
Noble M.R. Wellington
1974
Skipper G.W. Wellington
1975-77
Te Puni T.H. Wellington
1951
Hudson M.W. Wellington
1986
Paku S.M. Wellington
2004-08
McIntosh R.N. Waikato
1989
Noble M. North Harbour
2006
Rodley J.D. North Harbour
2007
Prince A.R. Nelson Bays
1993-94
Mahoney L.B. Wellington
2006-07
Hartley D.M. Wanganui
1951
Martin D.T. Bay of Plenty
1989
Te Pou M.J.K. Thames Valley
1996
Koopu G. Hawke’s Bay
1956,57,61
Gordon H.S. Wanganui
1990
Akurangi J.F. Counties-Manukau
1998-99
Atuahiva J.J. Counties
1993
Hohneck S. Waikato
2004-05

If you happen to know of contact details for any on the attached list, please email them through to Linda Manaia linda@tpk.govt.nz

The NZRU are keen to ensure that they are able to include as many former players as possible in the events surrounding the 3 Centenary Games being played next month.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Hare Wakakaraka Puke of Ngati Wairere, Ngati Koura and Ngati Mahuta ( Waikato Iwi), wing and center three quarter played for the New Maori Team from 1946 to 1947. He first gained selection into the 1945 Combined Services Team and the NZ Army Team also. As a mark of respect by George Nepia himself, he presented his own rugby boots to Hare Puke after the 1947 East Coast Vs the NZ Maori game at Whakarua Park Ruatoria where the Maori team won 22 to 12. Hare passed away on November 15th 2008 and laid in state at Hukanui marae Gordonton where thousands paid their lst respects. He is buried upon the summit of Taupiri. A memorial display wall is now mounted on the main reception lounge with his 1947 Maori Blazer and NZM touring pin

  2. My grandad Ivan hooper played for the 1947,48,49,Maori all blacks he grew up in tologa bay n played for the east coast rugby team n one game for horowhenua I have access to all his rugby photos n he is said now to be the oldest Maori all black on the east coast. Hope this info helps as these players helped create a legacy for new Zealand rugby n where it stands today.

  3. It is with extreme sadness to inform you that Terawhiti Arthur passed away in Brisbane Australia 30th August 2011

  4. I am a friend of Chris Jacob, Maori All Black 1973. Chris is very well, working and living in Auckland on the North Shore.

  5. My uncle and namesake Geoff Skipper,maori all black 1975-77, is still alive and well, and still living in Wellington.

  6. My father Jack Gardiner who played for Bay of Plenty in 1946 is alive and well at the age of 87. He lives just outside of Turangi with my mum. They will have been married for 63 years this May 21st 2012. He puts his longevity down to good genes, hard work as a farmer. Any further contact if required can be made through my email address…..

    Matewiki

  7. My Uncle was Clem Mellish who played for the Maori Allblacks in 1936. He was a member of the Methven Rugby club.I would be interested in any stories about him or contact with his wider whanau.

  8. Mervyn Manaki Maiwa married to my late sister Marjorie Maihi. They both died of cancer, Marj at 31 , Merv at 39 , leaving a small boy Paul. He is now 45 and would like to know the rugby history of his Father along with any photos memorabilia etc.Merv and Marj were very academic and went on to be University graduates Merv being Assistant Pricipal of Massey High School and my sister an Intermediate Teacher.Paul was their only successful pregnancy out of 5 attempts.

    Paul is now head of Physical security ofr Westpac for the whole of Australia and travels the world to increse his knowledge.
    We would be grateful for any information.
    Thanks
    Val Holmes 43 Pohutukawa Road Beachlands2018 Aucklands

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